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|Thomas J. Petra|
|Lessons that use Google Earth to teach math include Oil Spill Estimates and Scientific Notations; Iditarod Challenge and Typhoon Project; Four Color Map and Mazes & Labyrinths; Crop Circles and Fractal Measurement; Lunar Sports and Rockets. Each lesson includes a Google Earth Kmz file, objectives, a description, and broad categorizations of mathematical concepts used and relevant NCTM Standards. With posts dating back to May of 2008, the RWM blog includes articles such as "Video Games vs. Education," "Sail the Seven Seas," "Cultural Mash-urations," "Japan earthquake & tsunami," and "How do you quantify a disaster?" A participant in the 2011 Google Teacher Academy, author Petra has taught mathematics on Guam for over 20 years.|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Multimedia, Lesson Plans and Activities, Web-Based Discussions, Topic Tools Miscellaneous|
|Math Topics:||Estimation, Measurement, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Data Analysis, Geography|
|Math Ed Topics:||Technology in Math Ed|
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